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Student Worksheet: Speed of Sound Key


Use the student reading ``Speed of Sound'' to help you answer the questions below.

1. In order for sound to move it must have a medium through which to travel. List three media through which sound travels.

2. What is the speed of sound in miles per hour at sea level?

Under what conditions is this speed measured?

3. Draw a picture of how sound waves coming from a subsonic aircraft move through the air at subsonic speed.

4. Draw a picture of how sound waves coming from a supersonic aircraft move through the air at supersonic speed.


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